Fox News popular anchor Shep Smith gave strong warning to all residents still staying in their houses to vacate and save their lives from Hurricane Matthew on Friday.
“This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can’t survive it,” he predicted in the weather bulletin.
He told a Florida woman who refused to leave her home, “I’ll ask her why she’s staying, and if she expects us to cover her funeral”.
Us President Obama has declared a state of emergency over the storm, which is expected to be biggest hurricane to hit US in recent times.
Millions of lives are going to be affected says the Fox News presenter who has been ridiculed in the social media for his dramatic and hysterial warning to Florida residents.
Meanwhile governer Rick Scott urged all to evacuate and save their lives immediately: “Save your lives” , he said in a trembling voice, saying heavy rains, five to nine feet water will be above your head if you delay he warned.
“Do not surf or go to beach, and no one should take any chances,” said Scott, ”Over 2,000 staff of National Guards are on duty to face the emergency,” he added.
“We can rebuild homes. We can rebuild businesses… We can’t rebuild a life,” said the governor.
Hurricane specialist Bryan Norcorss told in Fox Bulletin that Hurricane Matthew is “like no storm in the record books.”
Here is warning to Floria residents:
He added, “We are concerned about reports of people deciding to stay in areas under mandatory evacuation orders. This is a mistake.”
“This is not hype. This is not hyperbole, and I am not kidding. I cannot overstate the danger of this storm,” he cautioned residents.
Meanwhile, the hurricane is going to his southeastern United States early on Friday. It has laid waste all the land on its deadly trail across the Caribbean and killed at least 283 dead in Haiti, while Reuters put the death toll to 339.
The storm has been put under Category-4 and will go on its trail of 600 mile (965 km) along the sea coast from Boca Raton in Florida to north of Charleston, South Carolina, said officials.
Here is a video of the Florida coast-